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Many massage programs can take nearly two years to complete. At Douglas J Aveda Institute, our 625-hour program is focused on getting our students prepared for careers as soon as possible. Our experienced massage instructors teach students how to be professional, successful, and how to take care of others and themselves.
We also know how important it is for students to know how to connect with guests in real life as well as on social media. The massage therapy program at Douglas J Aveda Institute teaches students the skills they need to start a career. This includes learning how to do a thorough consultation, how to use that information to develop and customize a treatment plan, and how to properly execute the plan. In addition to this, we can help you prepare for licensure and learn how to build a book of business.
Massage is a great career for anyone who loves to help others. It’s a way to connect with people and share your passion for health and wellness. Our program uses the Ayurvedic massage technique, which is based on practices that over 5,000 years old. This practice is all about honoring the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Every person is unique and we want our students to know how to care for each individual.
As a licensed massage therapist, you can find a new job in a variety of wellness-focused places. While spas are the most obvious workplace, you could also work in a chiropractor’s office, physical therapy clinic, wellness center, hospital, luxury resort or cruise ship.
In under six months, you could be harnessing Ayurvedic and other holistic techniques to calm, balance and restore. Explore your peaceful side in our 625-hour program. You can learn wellness concepts, massage and bodywork.
Demonstrations, lectures and practical experience with guests can teach you physiology, pathology, aromaology, spa treatments and body movement techniques. Spend time on our clinic floor and realize your success.
The wellness industry is vast. If you’re ready to help other’s hone the power of massage therapy, contact us. Are you ready to go far?
(Available at our Ann Arbor and East Lansing campuses)
The spa as the classroom. You’ll spend a lot of your time on the clinic floor, performing actual services on real guests during spa clinic treatments. It’s the ultimate classroom — the same environment you’ll someday call your workplace.
I like the small classroom environment that Douglas J [Aveda Institute] offers, more one on one, I have been in bigger classes and it was harder to learn and grasp the concept. My friend who graduated from here talked to me about this school and suggested it for massage therapy, and we got to talking about this school, and it sounded great.
Choosing to train with Douglas J is not just attending cosmetology school, it's the first step in building a career.
The Douglas J team offers a complete system of excellence and support for every student in every facet of education. From the quality of the educators, to the relationship with salon owners seeking talent, to the network of global artists affiliated with the company, everyone is completely committed to developing the student to their highest potential. We give Douglas J education system our highest endorsement.